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What if the Google Phone Is Data Only, With VOIP for Voice?

If there’s any truth to this Google phone rumor, I think Mike Arrington may be onto something here:

The Google Phone may be a data only, VoIP driven device. And Google may be lining up at least AT&T to provide those data services for the Google Phone, says one person we spoke with today.

The idea is that you’d just pay for a data plan, get a phone number and voice mail through Google Voice, and all your “calls” and SMS would go over IP. Lower monthly bill, no bullshit about minutes. It’s a wonderful idea — I just can’t believe any of the U.S. carriers would go for it.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009